Christmas symbols, however one celebrates

The original red poinsettia brought to South Carolina in 1828 by Jules Roberts Poinsett now comes in many different colors. Although known as the Christmas flower, it took 100 years to become the popular plant it is today. Norman Bezona. (Photo courtesy / Voltaire Moise)

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and it is the season to be jolly, as the old saying goes. But it is much more than that. In Hawaii the Christmas spirit tends to continue all year thanks to the constant reminder that we choose to live aloha.